Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:55 AM ET, June 4, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
New York Times:
Palm Is Said to Sell Stake to Equity Firm in Revamping  —  Palm Inc., the struggling hand-held device company that makes the Treo, reached a deal yesterday to sell a quarter of the company to Elevation Partners, a private equity firm, for about $325 million as part of a plan to reorganize the company …
RELATED:
Rafat Ali / mocoNews.net:
Palm to Sell 25 Percent Stake To Elevation, For $325 Million  —  Palm, facing increasing competition in the industry, is selling a 25 percent stake to Elevation Partners, the private-equity firm that has Bono as a partner and a bunch of former Apple Inc. executives, reports WSJ.
Discussion: Macworld, Mobility Site and Gadgetell
Wall Street Journal:
Palm to Sell 25% Stake, Overhaul Board  —  Palm Inc., facing mounting competition in the smart-phone market, is selling a 25% stake to a private-equity partner that will bring former Apple Inc. executives to the maker of hand-held electronic devices.  —  Under the transaction …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Palm sells 25% stake to Bono and former Apple execs  —  The wires are alight with news that Palm will be announcing a deal to sell a 25% stake to Elevation Partners.  The private equity firm where Bono is a founding partner will shell-out $325 million for the privilege of helping Palm reorganize.
BBC:
Launch date for iPhone revealed  —  Apple has confirmed that its much-anticipated iPhone product will launch on 29 June in the US.  —  The date was given in a series of TV adverts broadcast on Sunday, and was later confirmed by a spokesman for the California-based company.
Discussion: MediaVidea
RELATED:
Macenstein:
Apple's "iPhone ad slip up" reveals "mystery app"  —  In looking through Apple's newly posted iPhone ads on their site, I noticed something interesting.  —  In every shot we have ever seen of the iPhone's main menu thus far, there are 3 rows of icons for applications (2 rows of 4 icons …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone release date confirmed: yours on June 29th
Randall Bennett / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
iPhone release date confirmed: June 29th
Discussion: PC World: Techlog and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft: Silicon Valley Team Building Stealth Search Engine  —  Microsoft has gathered a team of twenty or more "rock star" developers who've been tasked at building their next generation search engine, a source has told us.  The team, which supposedly came together recently …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Bubbles on the brain  —  It has become commonplace in Silicon Valley and in the blogosphere to take the position that we are in another bubble — a Web 2.0 bubble, or a dot com bubble redux.  —  I don't think this is true.  —  Let's examine the theory of a new bubble from a few different angles.
RELATED:
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
In Silicon Valley, the Crash Seems Like Just Yesterday
Discussion: CrunchNotes and Mark Evans
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
By the Numbers: How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail, Social Media Site for $12,107.09  —  Because of Truemors, I've learned a lot about launching a company in these "Web 2.0" times.  Here's quick overview "by the numbers."  — 0. I wrote 0 business plans for it.
Discussion: Roam4free
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The better iPhone: Nokia N95?  —  Mauricio Idarraga at Puremobile.com sent me a Nokia N95.  He wrote in the letter that came with the phone: … I'm in love already.  No, not with Mauricio.  Heheh.  Of course PureMobile is now going to get all my cell phone business.  But rather, I'm in love with the Nokia N95.
Drew / Dembot:
Rocketboom Sponsorship Launch  —  Tomorrow on Monday we will be launching a new sponsorship model on Rocketboom!  —  Just over a year ago, we ran out money for Rocketboom. … The plan had materialized months prior but I never wanted to take the risk.  I certainly was into the excitement, but what if no one bid?
Discussion: Daily Feed and Podcasting News
RELATED:
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Sponsors Rocketboom
Discussion: Mashable!
Brooks Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Hearst-Argyle, YouTube to Share Revenue From TV Video Clips  —  Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., one of the nation's largest operators of local TV stations, will distribute news, weather and entertainment video to Google Inc.'s YouTube in a revenue-sharing agreement.
RELATED:
Reuters:
YouTube signs licensing pact with Hearst-Argyle TV
Discussion: Mashable!
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Desperate Botnet Battlers Call for an Internet Driver's License  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Frontline internet-crime fighters from security companies, law enforcement agencies, banks and e-commerce sites huddled at a secretive conference last week to confer on new tactics in the war on cybercrime.
Discussion: Techdirt and Vitalsecurity.org
John Markoff / New York Times:
Fever Builds for iPhone (Anxiety Too)  —  During an onscreen demonstration of the iPhone in Apple's sprawling retail store here recently, an employee, clad in a black T-shirt, of course, surprised a potential customer.  —  Nonplused, the customer stammered, "You mean it's a cellphone, too?"
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Sony cuts price on new Blu-ray player  —  NEW YORK - With dominance of the market for high-definition movie discs still up in the air, Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE - news). said Monday it is including a small surprise with the new Blu-ray disc player it is shipping this week: a price tag $100 lower than previously announced.
Discussion: Engadget and CrunchGear
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Plazes CEO Busted By His Own Product  —  The Next Web Conference was held in Amsterdam last Friday (June 1).  The organizers had a last minute speaker back-out: Plazes CEO Felix Petersen emailed them the day before the conference to say that he couldn't make it because they were dealing …
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com and Valleywag
RELATED:
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Internet …:
Foot in mouth...  We have a little rule in the office.
Discussion: Mashable!
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:55 AM ET, June 4, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
eero:
eero data report  —  Read about trends in connected device adoption, usage patterns and behaviors from 10 major metropolitan areas.
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho ShowTime's Open Mic: Let your learners have their say!  —  Traditional classroom training has always enjoyed one significant advantage over virtual training - the personal touch.
Worldpay:
Join us at the Web Executive Forum on Nov 8th  —  We're moderating an awesome panel on the future of web payments.  See the full event agenda and register here.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Comes to Twitter
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Killer Mac OS X apps for 2007
Dean Pullen / Inquirer:
PSP gaming phone spotted
Discussion: Cathode Tan
New York Times:
Specialized Software Maker Is Said to Be in Buyout Talks
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Is Acquisition Bait
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Some VERY Interesting iPhone Developments
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report and digg
Telegraph:
Baidu bowls Google a fastball
Discussion: InfoWorld
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Google Street View: would it be more/less evil if it were CIA or NSA?
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Wikert / Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog:
Book Design Blog
Discussion: TeleRead
Bill Ray / The Register:
Orange simplifies data by capping at 30MB
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Thieves nab $6 million worth of Vertu phones
Discussion: Newlaunches.com and Engadget
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zooomr Mark III Launches
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
New York Times Live Blogging And The Transformation Of Journalism
Discussion: The Caucus
Wall Street Journal:
Murdoch May Make Concessions, Up to a Limit, in Dow Jones Talks
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Netflix Prize Still Awaits a Movie Seer
Discussion: parislemon
Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
Amp'd Mobile Files Chapter 11